A walk around Hvilan

I spend as much time as I can outdoors and go on a lot of walks, both in the nearby woods, along the ocean and around town. One of my favorite things to do is stroll around cemeteries and graveyards, the ones where I live are so serene and beautiful. That's what I did yesterday, …

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All Hallows/All Souls

I wrote about Sweden's tradition with lighting candles in the cemeteries during All Hallow's and this is my absolute favorite tradition tied to the Church of Sweden. Originally, the holiday was about celebrating all saints during one day and the church, even though Lutheran Protestants don't worship saints, still acknowledge their existence. The day after, …